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Widgets » My Community

The My Community Widget allows you to show users who have recently interacted with your WordPress.com site. Here’s an example of what it looks like:

How to Add the My Community Widget

To add the widget to your site:

  1. In your dashboard, click on Appearance → Customize → Widgets.
  2. Choose the location where you’d like to place the widget on your site. Common options here include the Footer and Sidebar, but this may be different depending on your theme.
  3. Click either of the + block inserter buttons (see right) to see a list of all the available blocks and widgets.
  4. Scroll down to the Widgets section and click on the widget once to add it to your site.

For general information on working with widgets, see this guide.

The two + icon block inserter buttons are marked with arrows.
Block inserter buttons

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Once you add the widget to your sidebar or other widget area in the Customizer, you’ll see the following widget settings:

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Title – The title of your widget (i.e. “My Community”).

Show how many users? – Select whether you want a short or long list of users.

Include activity from… – You can choose from three types of activity a user can take to interact with your site. Choose from your Likers, Commenters, or Followers, or any combination of the three, to generate the list shown in this widget.

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